This is the Community Caring Collaborative Weekly Communiqué where we share announcements about trainings, meetings and other events, including announcements from our collaborative partners. Look for links to meeting minutes and agendas in the Meetings section, training registration forms and flyers in the Events section, and job postings and other items of interest in the Announcements section. Subscribe here to get the Communiqué. Make sure to add Community Caring Collaborative to your contacts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gmail users, check for the Communiqué under the Promotions tab. This mailing goes out every Wednesday, so if you have announcements, please send them to Christine by 5 pm Monday to be included. Thanks!
Photo above: June 23rd is Maine Seacoast Mission’s giant yard sale from 8 am to 1 pm at their Cherryfield campus to benefit the Downeast Table of Plenty – plus a free lunch for kids 18 and under from 11 to noon. Download this flyer to learn what and how to donate.
Impulsivity & Disruptive Behaviors in Children & Youth: The G.E.A.R. Parent Network invites you to a free workshop on Friday, June 22nd from 10 am to 12 Noon at MAS Community Health, 60 Main Street, Machias. Read this flyer for more information. Call 1-800-264-9224 or 485-4253 or email email@example.com to register.
Equity and Justice for Youth Conference & pre-conference Training Academy: the Maine Resilience Building Network invites you to this two-day professional development conference for anyone working in: education, afterschool, systems of care, juvenile justice and law enforcement. June 27-29 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The event offers compelling keynote speakers and a wealth of practical youth development strategies through highly interactive breakout sessions. Download the Conference fact sheet. Check it out and register today!
Opioid Overdose Rescue BBL: Mark your calendar for September 5th, 11:45 to 12:45 at SCEC for a brown bag presentation by Joseph Locke from Bangor Public Health and Community Services. Would you know what to do if someone was experiencing an opioid overdose? Join us on September 5th to learn some risk factors for experiencing an overdose, symptoms of an overdose, and how to respond to reverse an overdose. It’s not too early to RSVP to Christine if you plan to attend.
Mission Celebrates Community Center Opening: Maine Seacoast Mission opened its Weald Bethel Community Center with a celebration of friends, volunteers, builders, farmers, and Mission personnel on June 1. The completed Weald Bethel Community Center includes a commercial kitchen, dorm rooms, full bathroom and showers, washer/dryer, and more indoor open areas to accommodate the Mission’s Downeast Table of Plenty, Joan’s coffee house, and other Downeast Campus programs that have outgrown their current spaces, in addition to offering commercial cooking facilities to local gardeners and more space for school groups and our hundreds of housing volunteers.
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Maine Child Welfare Conference:
June 21, 2018
Save this date for the 24th annual Maine Child Welfare Conference, Navigating Pathways for Families in Recovery, with Keynote speaker, Nancy K. Young, PhD, MSW, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. See brochure for speaker schedule and conference details. Check their facebook page for updates.
Really Big Yard Sale:
June 23, 2018
Maine Seacoast Mission is holding a giant yard sale from 8 am to 1 pm at their Cherryfield campus to benefit the Downeast Table of Plenty – plus a free lunch for kids 18 and under from 11 to noon. Download this flyer to learn what and how to donate.
Creating Dementia Friendly Communities:
June 25, 2018
The Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging invites you to a free webinar on this topic from 12 pm — 1:30 pm. Presenters are Meredith Hanley, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Dementia Friendly America; Stephanie Holmes, Dementia Friendly Alabama; and Marty Williman, Ohio Council on Cognitive Health, Dementia Friends Initiative. Details and Registration link here.
June 26, 2018
Free Business Training from 9:00am to 12:00pm at at Sunrise County Economic Council, 7 Ames Way, Machias. Registration Link Coming Soon! Sponsored by Sunrise County Economic Council and The Women’s Business Center at CEI.
Nature Walks – East Machias:
June 26, 2018
Maine Families invites you for a breath of fresh air with your babies and toddlers from 10-11:30 am, starting at the Mill River Park bandstand. Bring a stroller for a walk along the river. Activities provided. See flyer for details and get updates on their facebook page.
Equity and Justice for Youth Conference & pre-conference Training Academy:
June 27-29, 2018
The Maine Resilience Building Network invites you to this two-day professional development conference for anyone working in: education, afterschool, systems of care, juvenile justice and law enforcement at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The event offers compelling keynote speakers and a wealth of practical youth development strategies through highly interactive breakout sessions. Download the Conference fact sheet. Check it out and register today!
Run for Recovery & Swing for Success:
June 30, 2018
Healthy Acadia invites you to a full day of fun activities to benefit Downeast Project HOPE at Rocky Knoll Golf Course, 14 River Road, Orrington. Details & registration links here. Print a flyer for the Recovery Run and Golf tournament. This event is sponsored by the Maine Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Rocky Knoll Golf Course, and Healthy Acadia.
Cultural Competency Training:
July 12, 2018
Register now for a free, 4-hour training on Cultural Competency from 10 am — 3 pm presented by Elizabeth Neptune who will facilitate a panel to include community educators & advocates for Latinx community members from Mano en Mano and statewide health equity expert, Lisa Sockabasin. The training will be held in Science 102 at the University of Maine, Machias, with a distance learning option at Washington County Community College. CEUs and Contact Hour Certificates. Print a flyer for your staff and colleagues. Register here.
Reflective Supervision Training:
July 23, 2018
CCC Clinical Director, Julie Redding, LCPC, presents a FREE 6-hour training on Reflective Supervision, a distinct form of supervision that explores parallel relationships between practitioner and supervisor, between practitioner and parent, and between parent and infant/toddler, (read a fuller description of reflective supervision here). CEU’s ($5 fee) and Contact Hour Certificates (no fee). 9 am to 3:30 pm at Kay Parker in Machias – morning refreshments and lunch provided. Please register by July 16th. Print a flyer for supervisors in your organization.
August 1-2, 2018
Donna Beegle will be holding a Coaching Institute at the University of New England in Portland this summer – download flyer here
If Not Me, Then Who? Institute:
August 3, 2018
Donna Beegle will be holding a 4-hour skill-building workshop and 2 hour train-the-trainer session designed to improve skill sets for home visitors and those who work directly with people who live in the crisis of poverty. Organization leaders will also benefit as they gain tools for systemic change that is responsive to assisting people to move out and stay out of poverty. UNE Portland Campus. More information here.
Opioid Overdose Rescue BBL:
September 5, 2018
Mark your calendar for 11:45 to 12:45 at SCEC for a brown bag presentation by Joseph Locke from Bangor Public Health and Community Services. Would you know what to do if someone was experiencing an opioid overdose? Join us on September 5th to learn some risk factors for experiencing an overdose, symptoms of an overdose, and how to respond to reverse an overdose. It’s not too early to RSVP to Christine if you plan to attend.
Serial Classes, Groups & Play Dates
Community Practice Groups:
Maine Roads to Quality invites Early Care & Education professionals to join one of 2 community practice groups (see flyers below):
- Calais area – 6-8 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at WCCC, room 301
- Machias/Harrington/Milbridge area – 6-8 pm on the 3rd Monday each month at a Machias location tbd
For more information or to register, please contact Theresa Fisk, District Early Childhood and Youth Coordinator – 207-956-2070 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Step Calais Support Group:
Beginning in May, 2018
Next Step will be offering a 6 week educational support group in Calais that will meet once a week with the purpose of exploring domestic violence within the context of a relationship. The group will begin at the end of May. Topics will include: How community and cultural supports affect families experiencing DV, effects on children, co-parenting with an abusive ex-partner, coping mechanisms, dating, new relationships, and effects of battering on the victim. See flyer for more information or contact Mary Mitchell at 255-4934 or email email@example.com.
SAVVY Caregiver Training:
August 24 – September 28, 2018, Fridays, 2-4 pm
This free course provides skills,knowledge and emotional support to assist informal caregivers who are caring for a family member or friend with dementia. Lisa King will present this 2-hour class each Friday over a 6-week period beginning August 24th at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Machias. See flyer for details and forward to caregivers who could benefit.
Calais Area Breast Cancer Support Group: meets on the 4th Friday of each month at 3 PM at the Calais United Methodist Church, 849 Main St. (downstairs parlor), in Calais. This free “gathering” is a comforting and safe environment to find encouragement and hope. Open to all that have a breast cancer diagnosis. FMI call Marianne at 454-0501. Download a flyer for more information.
Caregivers Support Group: Join other family/informal caregivers monthly for a supportive meeting at the Maine Veterans Home in Machias, facilitated by Lisa King, LCPC, on the first Friday of the month from 2-4 pm. Contact Lisa King for more information.
Work Group & Poverty Busters: Join this meeting of direct service providers to share resources and network with other providers in your area. Read minutes from the May meeting here (June notes coming soon). Please note that we will not be meeting in July, as the standing meeting date is July 4th! Our next meeting is from 1–3:30 pm on August 1st at SCEC.
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